Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked the tearful performance of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) during Tuesday’s strange congressional hearing about the Jan. 6 Capitol protests.
“The one thing we did learn, it’s something we long suspected but never seen confirmed, is an awful lot of members of Congress are emotionally fragile,” Carlson said of Tuesday’s hearing. “Some seem unstable, really. Some to the point where they might qualify for federal disability on those grounds – they cry a lot. As members of Congress filed into the House chamber, a servant handed out tissues for the weeping that was certain to ensue. It didn’t take long for Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois to make good use of the Kleenex, watch.”
Carlson then played Kinzinger’s remarks, in which the elected official shed bashful tears and said, “I never expected today to be quite as emotional for me as it has been. You talked about the impact of that day. But you guys won. You guys held. You know, democracies are not defined by our bad days. We’re defined by how we come back for bad days. How we take accountability for that.”
“It was all too much for Adam Kinzinger, he wept just thinking of it, he let it all pour out right there in the hearing, couldn’t help it,” Carlson jibed. “Kinzinger hadn’t cried this hard since he drank too much Rosé while watching the final rose ceremony on the bachelor, the one they were mean to Brianna. Adam Kinzinger is a highly sensitive plant and he doesn’t care who knows it.”
Carlson also mocked the strange weeping of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), stating, “But what surprised us was Adam Schiff of California. You think about Adam Schiff as a kind of tough character. A few years ago he single-handedly took on an entire Facebook page full of Russian memes and lived to tell the story. Schiff once accused us, in this set, of working for Vladimir Putin, so naturally, we pegged him as a pretty hard guy. But even Putin-fighting heroes have their limits.”